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Three Rescued Cleveland Kidnap Victims Release Thank You Video (video)

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An amazing video was released early this morning by the three women, kidnapped so many years ago in the Cleveland area, and discovered and rescued a few months ago.

Our news partner, WZZM TV13, in conjunction with WKYC-TV in Cleveland, reported Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus have released a statement on YouTube, thanking everyone for their support and generosity.

“I’m getting stronger each day and having my privacy has helped immensely,” Berry said.

Berry asked for her continued privacy going forward.

Nancy Ruiz and Felix DeJesus also extend their deepest gratitude in the video and offer some advice to the community.

“Parents… who have a loved one missing… count on your neighbors. Don’t be afraid to ask for the help because help is available,” said Ruiz.

Michelle Knight offers uplifting words of her resolve and tenacity.

“I may have been through hell and back, but I am strong enough to walk through hell with a smile on my face and with my head held high and my feet firmly on the ground,” Knight said. “I will not let the situation define who I am. I will define the situation.”

Knight said she will not let her experience consume her with hatred and has remained strong in her faith.

“We need to take a leap of faith and know that God is in control,” Knight said. “The plan that He gave me was to help others that have been in the same situations I have been in.”

All three women thanked the community for their ongoing prayers and support.



You can donate to help the victims at the Cleveland Courage Fund.

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